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Children who "witness" violence as crime victims and changing family law in Sweden
Uppsala universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7261-6643
2010 (English)In: Journal of Child Custody, ISSN 1537-940X, Vol. 7, no 2, 93-116 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Changes to the Swedish family law that came into force on the 1st of July 2006 aimed at introducing a more safety oriented approach to custody, contact or residence disputes where there is also a history of domestic violence. In the 1990s, a more gender sensitive and “holistic” approach to violence in intimate relationships was introduced in Sweden. In the wake of these developments, children who see or hear violence to a parent, typically the mother, have increasingly come to be defined as crime victims in their own right. It is argued that these developments are also a key to understanding recent changes in family law and policy on custody, residence or contact more broadly. A feminist framework for understanding violence in heterosexual relationships in combination with the redefinition of children who “witness” violence seem to have created a discursive opportunity structure enabling a shift in focus as regards violent fathers as parents, reaching into the area of family law.

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2010. Vol. 7, no 2, 93-116 p.
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Children, Family law, Sweden, Violence, Witnessing
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-6071DOI: 10.1080/15379418.2010.508258OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-6071DiVA: diva2:1113889
Available from: 2010-10-14 Created: 2017-06-22 Last updated: 2017-09-01Bibliographically approved

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